Feb 12, 2024
by Caroline Crotty

Webinar: Winning formulas for improving DE&I within your business

Hosted by:

Caroline Crotty, Head of Global Accounts, Pod Talent


Greet Vanuytsel, Associate Director HR Supply Chain Northern Europe, Coca Cola Europacific Partners

Kobi Ampoma, Head of Talent Acquisition, Heineken

Lucy Morgan, CEO, Pod Talent

Who are Pod Talent?

In case you don’t know us, Pod Talent are a specialist, diverse owned, values-driven recruitment consultancy, specialising in all functions within the supply chain – make, source, plan, deliver and digitalise.

Pod was founded in 2012 and has always specialised in the supply chain space, but more importantly has always strived to be ahead of the curve and disruptors in the recruitment industry. Most recently, this has mainly manifested itself in what we call our ‘DE&I journey’ – that is, making DE&I at the heart of what we do and how we operate as a business.

We are lucky enough to work with some amazing clients based all over the world, some of whom also fully embrace DE&I within their businesses. We wanted to draw on the knowledge of some of the DE&I experts within these businesses, and use this platform to help other businesses either begin, or progress, their DE&I journeys too.

What’s the webinar about?

It explores, from the perspective of true experts who have ‘been there and done that’, ways and best practices to improve DE&I within your business.

Starting on a DE&I journey can seem daunting to any business, so this webinar provides some easily actionable things you can implement straight away, as well as some great advice about how to build your own DE&I strategy and where to start.

It explores topics from stakeholder engagement, the need to know your data, and how sharing your personal story can help everyone on their DE&I journey.

Who should watch it?

This is for anyone who is looking to improve diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging in their business. Some businesses haven’t began their journey yet, whilst some are further along – wherever you are in your journey, we’re confident that this webinar will have some great insights and practical tips you can go away and implement straight away.

I’ve watched it – I’m interested in some of the follow up information mentioned

Our speakers shared some really practical advice on tools and tips you can use, and we had a discussion about external partners that could be useful to businesses looking to boost their access to diverse talent pools, or who are looking for training and education on being inclusive to different marginalised groups. Some of those mentioned are here:

Bridge of Hope - https://www.bridgeofhope.careers/why-we-do-this-

Evenbreak - https://www.evenbreak.co.uk/about-us/

Omek – Reimagining the Bicultural experience - https://myomek.com

Every Mother Knows - https://everymotherknows.org/

DiversiCom - https://diversicom.be/

Boost - https://boostfortalents.be

We are really interested to know about other companies/forums that champion under-represented talent - if we can use our networks to share these we are very happy to do so. If you work with someone great please do let us know.

I’m interested in starting this journey for my business, where do I start?

That’s great news! Lucy Morgan is Pod’s DE&I expert, and they’d love to speak to you. Lucy is happy to have an introductory call with any business looking to start their DE&I journey and discuss either where Pod can help, or point you in the direction of some other resources or DE&I experts who can get you started. You can contact Lucy at lucy.morgan@pod-talent.com.

We also have a range of free DE&I content on our website, including tips for creating an inclusive interview process, how to review job descriptions with DE&I in mind, and how to improve inclusivity for LGBTQ+ people in your business. You can find these articles and more here: https://www.pod-talent.com/cm/blog

If you have any feedback or questions on the webinar, we’d love to hear from you – please send these to caroline.crotty@pod-talent.com.